Collected Voices: The Diverse, Provocative Film Fest Goes Online

In a short time, the Collected Voices Film Festival has built up a rep for showcasing films that truly illuminate the human condition. They are thoughtful, provocative, and truly diverse. “I wanted to shine a light on films representative of…

A Filmmaker’s Mission: To Tell Multi-Ethnic Stories that Make You Think and Laugh

As an actor, filmmaker, writer, animator, and comedian, it’s Ian Lassiter’s mission to tell stories that explode misconceptions about what it means to be multi-ethnic in America. Just as important is telling authentic, nuanced stories that chronicle this experience, like…

Famous Honorees and Big Winners at the French Riviera Film Festival

The French Riviera Film Festival (FRFF) showcased a host of well-regarded short films from all over the world on our itsahort.com platform, earlier this month. At the end of it all, the big winners from this emerging film festival included…

Short Films that Could Snag Oscars and An April 24 Itsashort Premiere

In a few short days, the film industry’s most prestigious event takes center stage. The 93rd Academy Awards will air this Sunday at 8 p.m. (EST) on ABC. We are especially paying attention to the short film nominees in the…

London Filmmaker Launches COVID-19 Love Story on itsashort.com/motek

Love in the time of COVID-19. No, we’re not talking about a spinoff of Gabriel García Márquez’s literary classic, “Love in the Time of Cholera.” Rather it’s a reference to Eva Lanska’s riveting short series “Motek,” a love story set…

These Sundance Films Have Our Attention, Plus A COVID-19 Short

Sundance, one of the signature film festivals of the season, is a full go, and here are the raw numbers: 71 features, 50 shorts, four indie series, and 14 “New Frontier” projects for the 2021 event, which goes from January…

How this Actress Confronted Personal Tragedy in Her Directorial Debut

Women’s History Month is here, and we are pumped to celebrate the awesome woman filmmakers on our platform. There is one we have been itching to tell you about. Here’s her story: In the realm of film, there aren’t many…

This Chicago Filmmaker is a Rising Star and How Shorts Are Saving the Oscars

Hey, what’s up itsashort.com fam! We hope your 2020 is off to a great start and you’re sticking to those resolutions. One of our resolutions is to spotlight the kickass filmmakers on our awesome platform. Yay! The first artist we…

Sundance 2020 Short Films Announced

Now if you’ve ever considered submitting your short film to Sundance, here’s a metric to consider: Less than one percent. Those were the odds of getting a short film accepted into one of the world’s most prestigious cinematic showcases. Last…

Collected Voices Film Festival Comes to the University of Chicago

Seven peacebuilders travel to an African country grappling with a history of genocide. A man sets up a 26-foot, 200-pound chessboard in downtown Chicago, inviting all comers to compete. A stunning piece of cinema verité highlights the raw and heartening…